Features Retail

Joshua Kreinberg – Thrive Market

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The word ‘thrive’ has several meanings—grow well and vigorously, along with to prosper and flourish—are its most well-known. That word can accurately describe what Joshua Kreinberg has done throughout his legal career. His current company also uses this word to describe what it hopes to help its members do by offering affordable natural and organic products […]

Silvana Lavacca – Riachuelo   

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Silvana Lavacca, the executive director of legal, governance and risks at Riachuelo, is instrumental in upholding its core values and ensuring its long-standing success in the fashion industry. With a mission to democratize fashion and make it accessible to all, Riachuelo has evolved over its 70-year history to become a retail powerhouse with more than […]

Antonio D. Robinson – Carter’s  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

So many young people wear more than just their hearts on their sleeves. They also want clothing that adheres to their social conscience, and Antonio D. Robinson plays a vital role in making such merchandise available.   He wears many proverbial hats; Robinson is senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief compliance officer at […]

Daniela Aranha – GPA 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As a kid, I dreamed of becoming a doctor, following in my father’s footsteps. After graduating from school, that is what I did. I passed a medical college entrance examination in my city, São Paulo. But I did not find myself enjoying my studies, and I was missing writing and reading, which I love, so […]

Francine Dupuis – Koozie Group 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In Harper Lee’s iconic novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch is portrayed as a principled and courageous lawyer who fights for justice in a deeply segregated and unjust society. Atticus’s unwavering belief in fighting for what is right and his dedication to helping the marginalized inspires many, including lawyers who strive to make a […]

Glen Morris – JCPenney

Est. reading time: 4 mins

A veteran commercial lawyer and litigator, Glen Morris was ready for a new legal challenge when answering a headhunter’s call in 2015 to join JCPenney’s legal team. Now, after helping lead the iconic retailer through challenges that included filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and fending off class-actions, he’s encouraged by signs of JCPenney’s revitalization. He’s […]

Jolene Wall – REI

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While flame retardant tents may protect campers from the risk of fire, they can expose them to invisible, yet dangerous, toxins. The chemicals in flame retardants have been known to cause health problems, such as cancer and neurological disorders, while also being bad for the environment. Realizing these dangers, researchers at REI and other tent […]

Giovanni M. Insana – Petco Health and Wellness Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Baptism under fire. Drinking from the firehose. A battlefield promotion. Giovanni M. Insana rattles off the cliches with a chuckle while acknowledging how matters have become much more manageable since January 2021. That was when he joined the Petco legal staff as the company went public for the third time. “It was all of that […]

Vinicius Sala – Petlove

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Nino, meaning small, is the perfect name for Vinicius Sala’s 44-pound lovable mutt. While he can’t imagine his life without his playful, affable Nino, he still remembers a time when people considered dogs nothing more than guards. He’s delighted that perspective is changing, which is one of the reasons he joined Petlove in February 2021 […]

Jessica Gibson – Amazon.com Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Quietly enough, it started with a copy of “Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies.” That was the first item sold on Amazon in 1995, then operated from a garage in Bellevue, Washington, by founder Jeff Bezos. Amazon, of course, expanded its products and services beyond arcane volumes, helping to transform e-commerce sales into a global trade […]


As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.


Summer I 2024



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